Yet more wonderful limestone climbing in the Serra de Prades mountains! Each of Arbolí’s sectors has its own distinct character, ranging from the friendly tree-shrouded buttresses of Can Simiro and Can Mansa, together offering dozens of excellent low and middle-grade routes, to the shear, imposing walls of El Dard with its unrelentingly steep face and crack climbs. One sector in particular, the magnificent and imposing bastion of El Falcó, must be a contender for the finest single crag in the region, especially for climbers operating in the 6c-7b range. And if all this were not enough, there are the views — stunning vistas across the valley to Siurana and Montsant. The majority of Arbolí’s sectors face predominantly south and are at their best during the colder months of the year, but the north-westerly orientation of L’Obaga and L’Obaga del Falcó means that climbing is actually possible here right through the summer. The charming village of Arbolí is home to several bars and restaurants, as well as a Refugi (the base from which the climbers who originally developed the zone operated) which has recently been refurbished and now offers excellent facilities.